WAXHAW – The Charlotte City Championships went off without a hitch despite the snowy, windy and wet conditions at Cuthbertson on Feb. 8 with over 60 teams from around the state competing in a final tuneup before the indoor track and field championship later this month.
The host Cavs scored major points on both sides of the track while athletes from Marvin Ridge and Metrolina Christian also had standout performances.
Below is a recap of top-three performances from Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge and Parkwood:
55 meter: Victoria Teasley (1st); 300 meters; Teasley (1st), Mackenzie Townsend (2nd), Jade McLain (3rd); 500: Townsend (3rd); 1,000: Madeline Hill (3rd); 1,600: Hill (3rd); 3,200: Lillian Nasta (1st); high jump: Caroline Smith (1st); long jump: Jade McLain (1st); triple jump: Jade McLain (2nd); pole vault: Ava Studney (1st), Emma Hyso (2nd);
The Cavs also swept the relay events taking first in the 4×200 (Townsend, Teasley, McLain and Addison Benz) the 4×400 (Caroline Palmer, Benz, Townsend and Presley Worf) and the 4×800 (Annalise Furr, Marissa Bosland, Nasta and Kaitlin St. Hilare).
55 meters: Aidan McNally (2nd); 300: McNally (1st), Jacob Koerner (2nd), Zachary Ross (3rd); 3,200: Mickey Schihl (1st); high jump: Branson McAdams (third)
The Cavs won the boys 4×200 (Koerner, Ryan Zobziak, Ross and McNally) and the 4×400 (Brandon Moore, McNally, Kobziak and Ross).
Marvin Ridge Girls
Riley Basinger and Cara Salsberry led the way for the Mavs with each winning an event. Salsberry won the shot put while Basinger won the 1,000-meter run, edging teammate Caroline Blanton, who settled for second.
Other Mavs who finished top four included Kayla Basinger (1,600, 4th), Katriel Williams (triple jump, 4th) and the 4×200 relay team of Lily Savage, Lauren Fleming, Leann Keller and Landry Mazzarell also took fourth.
Marvin Ridge Boys
Owen Barr won the triple jump to lead the well-represented Mavs who also got top-four performances from Quinn Cokley (high jump, 2nd), Jackson Colling (1,600, 2nd), Colin Headrick (500, 2nd), Ethan Snyder (3,200, 2nd), Cole Jackson (3,200, 3rd) and a fourth-place finish from the 4×200 team of Ryan Hank, Bobby Savage, Barr and Caleb Kelson.
Parkwood Girls & Boys
Parkwood’s Kennedie Gaither placed fourth in the shot put to lead the Rebels while Logan Shaffer took ninth in the 3,200 to pace the boys.